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Domestic Assistant

Salary - £23,144 per annum, (£18,765.41 pro rata)

Part-time, 30 hours per week Monday to Friday, various hours with occasional weekend work during the College's busy periods

Homerton College is looking to recruit several Domestic Assistants responsible for ensuring that the highest standards of cleanliness are maintained throughout the college, including over 740 bedrooms, a dedicated conference centre and various rooms, offices and public areas.

Please see job description for further details including person specification and key tasks of the role.

The College offers 25 days (pro rata) holiday entitlement plus 8 public holidays.  We offer an excellent working environment, free onsite parking, free meal on duty and a defined benefit pension. The College has a contributory pension scheme, which is available for employees to join from the first day of employment.

Homerton College is an equal opportunities employer and strives to meet its commitment to equality and diversity. This includes not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010, and building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce in encouraging equality and diversity. The organisation needs your help and co-operation to enable it to do this, by filling in the anonymous Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form, which is voluntary.

Please send your application to recruitment@homerton.cam.ac.uk

Interviews will take place on a rolling basis. Early application is advised.

Further Particulars

Bar Assistant (Part-time)

Job Title: Bar Assistant
Department: Conference and Catering
Hours: 18 hours per week; 5.30pm to 11.30pm; 6 shifts over 14 days including weekends
Salary: £11,034.00 (based on FTE £22,681.00)

We are looking for a hard working and motivated Bar Assistant to join our busy team in our new purpose built Griffin Bar preparing drinks and providing excellent customer service to our students, staff, Fellows and visitors to the College.

Ideally we would like you to have bar experience, but full training will be provided. What is important to us is a “can do” attitude and a willingness to provide the very best!

 

What do we offer

In addition to a competitive salary, we also offer a pro rate of 25 days annual leave and bank holidays.  We offer free parking, a free meal whilst on duty, subsidised access to our onsite gym and discounts via our benefits platform and will automatically enrol you into a pension scheme with a generous employer contribution.

 

Key tasks:

Beverage and Food service

  • Ensure all bar areas are kept clean and tidy and appropriate levels of service equipment, beverages and glassware is available at all times.
  • Ensure that the correct methods of storage, stock rotation and stock holding are maintained.
  • Ensure the bar opens and closes on time.
  • Ensure all beverages are correctly served ensuring that legal measures are followed.
  • Maintain a good product knowledge of beverages available and provide advice to customers as appropriate to meet their requirements.
  • Display appropriate point of sale and merchandising.
  • In conjunction with the Duty Manager/supervisor ensure that all licence requirements are carried out correctly. Ensuring that all licencing laws are followed under the licencing act 2003.
  • Keep the delivery and stock areas tidy and well maintained.
  • Provide a positive and friendly customer experience by being professional and polite to customers at all times.
  • Check identification of customers to verify legal age requirements.
  • Balancing cash receipts at the end of the session. Including cashing up at the end of the session and ensuring all takings are locked in the safe.
  • Comply with all food and beverage regulations.
  • Limit customer problems by restricting alcohol intake and attempting to curtail inappropriate behaviour.

General

  • Assist with maintaining and improving standards within the Conference and Catering department by recording positive and negative feedback.
  • Ensure that customers experience high levels of service and hygiene.
  • Uniform and standards of appearance are followed correctly.
  • Follow financial regulations and cash handling procedures.
  • Maintain a safe working environment for self and colleagues.
  • Participate in team meetings and maintain effective and meaningful communication with management and colleagues.
  • Attend relevant training courses as required.
  • Be flexible with working hours especially during peak times to ensure that the Catering Department are able deliver to agreed levels of expectation. This will include working any five days out of seven.
  • Carry out any reasonable request made by the Management team.

Health and Safety

All staff members are expected to observe all health and safety at work regulations as set out by Homerton College in accordance with its statutory obligations.

  • Ensure safety procedures are adhered to.
  • Follow fire safety procedures.
  • Follow COSHH procedures.
  • Report all accidents and near misses.
  • Safe use of machinery and equipment to minimise any risk of injury.
  • Take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions at work.
  • Report any unsafe practices or broken machinery/equipment to the management team, so that remedial action can be taken immediately.

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential Qualities

  • Ability to communicate at all levels.
  • Good customer service skills.
  • Team player.
  • Able to use initiative and work unsupervised when required.
  • Honest and trustworthy.
  • Accurate.
  • Organised.
  • Good sense of humour.
  • Good knowledge of health and safety.

Desirable Qualities

  • Knowledge of handling and operation of bar equipment.
  • Prior experience of College Student Bar.

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION 

 

How to apply

Please send your completed application form and covering letter to: recruitment@homerton.cam.ac.uk or by post to: The HR Department, Homerton College, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PH.

 

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS:  SUNDAY 18 FEBRUARY 2024 **

** we may close the campaign earlier if a suitable candidate is found before the closing date.

Please note that we can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

Homerton College is an equal opportunities employer and strives to meet its commitment to equality and diversity.  This includes not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010, and building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce in encouraging equality and diversity. The organisation needs your help and co-operation to enable it to do this, by filling in the anonymous Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form, which is voluntary.

Plumber and Multi-Skilled Trader

Hours: Permanent, Full-time, 37 hours per week
Salary range: £27,181 to £29,605 depending on experience.
Department: Building Services
Responsible to: Head of Building Services
Responsible for: Plumbing and Assisting Other Trades

MAIN PURPOSE:

To serve a varied portfolio of College properties, assisting with the monitoring and maintaining of a range of systems, working within and promoting a culture of safe working practices.

Works will range from reactive maintenance and repairs to carrying out planned preventative maintenance and minor repair and refurbishment work.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To carry out plumbing repair and new installation work internally and externally throughout all College property, to a high standard and in accordance with current regulatory requirements and good trade practices.
  • Be responsible for nominated PPM work, particularly with a plumbing association including but not limited to temperature checks, drain and gutter clearance, services condition reporting, flushing and filter maintenance.
  • To ensure all work is carried out in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act, the College Health and Safety Policy and protocols and all current Health and Safety regulations maintaining a safe working environment.
  • Undertake checks and testing in accordance with relevant legislation, managing a schedule and keeping appropriate records to ensure the College is compliant, ensure all servicing records are completed and appliances are properly maintained.
  • Report and non-conformances for corrective action.
  • Monitor and keep up to date the maintenance ticketing system. Ensure all tickets are assigned the correct priority and that works are undertaken within the specified time frames.
  • Ensure all relevant tickets, permits and training required to fulfill duties are kept up to date and that the Building Services manager is given sufficient notice of any required updates.
  • Ensure College guidelines are followed before entering students, staff or Fellows rooms.
  • Drive the College van as and when required.
  • To work from ladders, steps and scaffolds as and when required.
  • Ensure low stock levels of general and/or specific materials are reported to the Building Services manager.
  • Assist other trades where required e.g. electrician, carpentry, heating, painting and decorating.
  • Assist contractors and other trades as and when required and as directed.
  • To ensure all equipment for which you are responsible is securely stored and properly maintained.
  • Carry a means of two-way communication at all times when on duty.
  • Ensure all working areas under your responsibility are kept in a secure, clean, safe and tidy condition.
  • To undertake further training when required.
  • To complete any other reasonable duties when required by the College.
  • Share emergency call out duties with other team members.

GENERAL DUTIES

  • Co-operate with all staff in maintaining harmonious inter-personal relationships, internally and externally. Homerton College expects all staff to treat others with respect and courtesy.
  • Undertake any other duties appropriate to the post as necessary or as requested

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Essential:

  • Minimum qualifications in plumbing to NVQ Level 2 or equivalent
  • Experience of maintenance work, installation and repair
  • Current knowledge of relevant legislation and Health and Safety requirements
  • Current clean, valid driving licence
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Strong communication skills across many levels and ability to develop good working relationships
  • Ability to prioritise workloads both short and long term, to plan own work and to be able to work to deadlines
  • Ability to use IT equipment
  • Ability to work alone and as part of a team
  • Ability to also present plans for further improvements within your own remit and propose improvements departmentally
  • A flexible approach and willingness to embrace change
  • IT literate
  • Good sense of humour
  • Good level of general fitness
  • No fear of heights
  • Ability to climb ladders

Desirable:

  • Health and Safety qualification
  • Qualified plumbing engineer with Gas Safe certification
  • Experience of refurbishment works
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to think creatively

HOW TO APPLY

Please send your application form and covering letter to the HR Department, Homerton College, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PH or recruitment@Homerton.cam.ac.uk

You can view and download the job description here

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS:  SUNDAY 4 FEBRUARY 2024 **

**Please note that we may close applications earlier if a suitable candidate is found.

Please note that we can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

Homerton College is an equal opportunities employer and strives to meet its commitment to equality and diversity.  This includes not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010 and building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce in encouraging equality and diversity. The organisation needs your help and co-operation to enable it to do this, by filling in the anonymous Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form, which is voluntary.

Senior Chef de Partie

Job Title: Senior Chef de Partie

Department: Conference and Catering

Hours: Permanent; full time; 37 hours per week; working  5 shifts over 7 days

Salary: up to SCP 23  £30,488.00 per annum depending on experience

We are looking to recruit a Senior Chef de Partie to join our Conference and Catering team assisting and supporting the delivery of food and beverages to our students, Fellows and staff as well as our conference and banqueting guests.

You should be passionate about food and able to contribute to the high standards our customers expect.

JOB FUNCTION/PURPOSE:

To manage all food production areas ensuring the preparation and cooking of all food for students, staff, functions and Hospitality to the required standard.

To ensure the prompt and efficient operation of all services at the required times and to help maintain a clean and hygienic working environment which meets the Colleges standards.

MAIN DUTIES INCLUDE:

1. Food Preparation 80%

  • Support the menu planning process including costings, providing support to the Head Chef - maximising gross profit and minimising wastage; using seasonal and local produce where possible. To control the menu cycle and  assist in the planning  menus for function catering.
  • Ensure individuals on special diets or with specific cultural needs are catered for and that choice is also available, when overseeing food production.
  • Contribute to the production of standard recipes for each dish, to ensure consistency and clear guidance for each Chef de Partie.
  • Assist in ordering, purchasing and stock control, providing guidance and sharing good practice approaches with the Head Chef and Kitchen team.
  • Ensure that all food is produced within the established cost criteria for the catering unit and complies with the specified standards, with emphasis on healthy production method, presentation, garnishing and flavour.
  • Maintain high standards of presentation and display through monitoring and regular feedback.
  • Provide guidance to the Chef De Parties, as required, in relation to cooking methods and practices to ensure the best results.
  • Ensure that recipes and working methods are followed.
  • Support the use of locally sourced food products and be proactive in finding ways to reduce the carbon footprint of catering services.
  • Monitor and record daily wastage.
  • Keep up with current food trends, retaining an awareness of customer needs.
  • Ensure that the Catering stores and other areas of potential loss are secured at all times.
  • Ensure that that the counter presentation, back-up and service is overseen everyday by the kitchen team.
  • Observe all health and safety at work regulations as set out by Homerton College in accordance with its statutory obligations.

2. Health & Safety and Hygiene 5%

  • Contribute to the responsibility for the safety and hygiene operations of the kitchen and ancillary areas, ensuring that statutory and the college regulations are adhered to by all members of staff and visitors.
  • Ensure that procedures for the reporting of accidents and incidents (including environmental incidents) are adhered to.
  • Undertake immediate remedial action following reports of any unsafe practices or broken machinery/equipment.
  • Ensure correct use, maintenance and cleaning of equipment; ensuring all kitchen staff use equipment as instructed through relevant training and observing safe practices, so that accidents are avoided.
  • Undertake Food Hygiene training as required.
  • Follow COSHH procedures.
  • Maintain a high standard of personal and food hygiene to comply with statutory and University requirements.
  • Ensure high standards of cleanliness are maintained in all kitchen and related areas.
  • Carry out record keeping as necessary to ensure compliance with Food Safety regulations. Overall responsibility for maintaining records and ensuring all checks have been carried out, taking remedial action if necessary.
  • Ensure HACCP processes are followed and recorded as required.
  • Ensure all aspects of security, fire and emergency procedures are carried out.
  • Trained in emergency evacuation of the building.
  • Trained in safe use of fire extinguishers.

3. Operational Management 5%

  • Ensure that only top-quality raw materials are provided by nominated suppliers and used in the preparation of dishes.
  • Ensure prompt service of all meals and services at the required times to the specified standard and to provide customer satisfaction.
  • Ensure that all deliveries are checked on arrival and stored to comply with statutory regulations.
  • Ensure that the Catering stores and other areas of potential loss are secured at all times.
  • Ensure that that the counter presentation, back-up and service is overseen everyday by the kitchen team.

4. Customer Care 5%

  • Provide high standards of customer care, so that the reputation of the college is enhanced and sales targets achieved.
  • Monitor standards and identify solutions to problems to ensure a high-quality service.
  • Provide superior knowledge on allergies and advice for special diets.

5. Any Other Duties

  • Undertake any other duties as may reasonably be requested.
  • Attend training courses as required.
  • Maintain an awareness of, and understand the practical application of, the Environmental Policy and ensure good environmental practice is adhered to in all catering activities e.g. waste management, energy efficiency.
  • Prepare and assist at any special function which, on occasions, will be outside of normal working hours.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Qualifications and Knowledge:

  • C & G 706 - 3 or equivalent NVQ qualification.
  • Management qualification and food hygiene certificate or equivalent.
  • Substantial knowledge of current relevant legislation governing catering operations / practices.
  • Knowledge of EPOS and catering software.
  • Good working knowledge of health and safety procedures including HACCP.
  • Good working knowledge of current food trends and special dietary requirements.

Skills:

  • Good display, product and menu development skills.
  • Effective relationship management skills.
  • Excellent technical skills.
  • Self-motivated, good organiser, planner and able to prioritize.
  • Demonstrable experience of interpretation of financial data to assess performance and guide decision making.
  • Team player.
  • Ability to see potential problems and work through solutions until resolution is reached.
  • Have a flair and passion for food.
  • Ability to communicate at all levels .
  • Attention to detail.
  • A good leader able to motivate, develop and manage teams.

Experience:

  • 3+ years catering management experience of multi-site operations including busy conference and banqueting operation.
  • Demonstrable experience of interpretation of financial data to assess performance and guide decision making.
  • Demonstrable experience of technical skills such as visual merchandising.
  • Experience of sourcing and purchasing supplies.
  • Experience of developing staff rotas.

The job description can be downloaded here

How to apply

Please send your application form and covering letter to the HR Department, Homerton College, Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 8PH or recruitment@Homerton.cam.ac.uk

Please note that we can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 18 February 2024 **

** we may close the campaign earlier if a suitable candidate is found.

Homerton College is an equal opportunities employer and strives to meet its commitment to equality and diversity.  This includes not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010 and building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce in encouraging equality and diversity. The organisation needs your help and co-operation to enable it to do this, by filling in the anonymous Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form, which is voluntary.

Human Resources Administrator

Salary: Up to £29,605 FTE p/a, depending on qualifications and experience
Hours: Up to 37hrs per week
Contract Type: Permanent

Please note that this role is based on-site in Cambridge.

 

About the College

Homerton College is one of the most attractive Colleges in Cambridge, with a mixture of old and new buildings set in spacious wooded grounds away from the noisy centre of town yet close to the train station. With over 1,300 students, it is one of the largest Colleges in terms of student numbers, with a thriving and diverse community. Although the College was founded in 1768, we gained our Royal Charter and membership of the University of Cambridge in 2010.  At Homerton we pride ourselves on our distinctive character and values led approach, and especially on the importance of fairness, openness, and excellence.

Homerton College currently employs around 150 full and part-time support employees and around 70 full and part-time academic staff. The College also employs a bank of casual workers who provide additional support across departments all year round and some on a more seasonal basis.

About the role

We are looking to recruit a dynamic, pro-active HR Administrator to join our small but busy HR team on a part-time or full-time basis. Reporting to the Head of HR, this role will be based on site at our beautiful campus in Cambridge. This is an exciting opportunity for an HR Administrator, or experienced HR Assistant looking for the next step up, to get involved at every stage of the employment life cycle, supporting the HR team in all areas of generalist HR activities as required.

The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for ensuring that all recruitment, training and HR related administrative duties are completed in a timely and accurate manner, and act as the first point of contact for employee enquiries on recruitment, absence, training and policies. The role will also be responsible for ensuring the integrity of data on the HR information system.  You will work closely with the HR & Payroll Apprentice, providing guidance and support on all HR administration, payroll and benefits administration.

 

 

About you

The successful candidate will have HR administrative experience or extensive experience as an HR Assistant, in particular recruitment, general HR administration, HR information systems and in dealing with payroll and benefits administration. You will be CIPD level 3 qualified (or equivalent relevant experience).

See the Job Description for more information about the role and requirements.

What do we offer

In addition to a competitive salary, we also offer 25 days annual leave, rising to 30 after 5 years’ continuous employment, plus bank holidays.  We will automatically enrol you into a pension scheme with generous employer contribution of 17.9%.  We offer free parking, subsided access to our onsite gym, a free meal whilst on duty, free eye tests and discounts via our benefits platform.  We also offer an Employee Assistance Programme and we have a wellbeing

team offering wellbeing activities for all employees to participate in if they so wish.  See our website for more benefits.

How to apply

To apply, please complete the Application Form and provide a CV and covering letter explaining how you meet the requirements of the role.  Please forward this Recruitment@homerton.cam.ac.uk

Please note that we can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

To discuss the role informally, please contact Andra Hoole, Head of HR on ah2032@homerton.cam.ac.uk

The deadline for applications is Monday 26 February 2024.

Interviews are expected to take place in the week commencing 26 February 2024.

Homerton College is an equal opportunities employer and strives to meet its commitment to equality and diversity.  This includes not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010, and building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce in encouraging equality and diversity. The organisation needs your help and co-operation to enable it to do this, by filling in the anonymous Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form, which is voluntary.

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